It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.
I had a conversation with someone today who is going through a really difficult time. Many young people today are struggling to find their place in this world. It is a painful thing to reach an age where you stop automatically accepting everyone and everything and pick and choose what you will now accept as well as reject. Sometimes it’s necessary to choose a different path than the one you have always known. There are mixed emotions when you make a stand and say, this isn’t for me and I need to make a life for myself, different from the one everyone envisioned for me. It’s a hard day when you learn that you are not in this world to please anyone or fix anyone and you have to learn to swallow the guilt that comes with taking a step away when that is the only way to save yourself. One thing I learned is this, the hard times we come across are the moments that will define us. They are the moments that will drive us to be this or that, happy or sad. There will be moments that will nearly destroy us but instead recreate who we’re meant to be. So what can I say to someone who is barely hanging on and feeling tired and worn? Let go of the reigns and land where you fall. Tomorrow is another day and no two days are ever the alike. Get up and carry on and stop trying to look back. You can’t go back there. You can’t change the story that has already been written but you can end your story the way you choose. Life is meant to be happy. Don’t be afraid to do whatever it takes that gets you on that path. You decide how your life turns out and you are not meant to be held back. Sometimes you have to have faith and believe that when you really need them, you will find the wings you need to fly.